First harvest 2023
1st place, kamairicha category, Japan National Tea competition, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Award-winning, competition-grade kamairicha SHINO from Ureshino in Saga has been crowned as the best kamairicha of Japan for several years in a row now. Its pan-fried leaves take you on a wonderful flavor journey, quite different from the usual green tea experience. Lovers of oolong tea will enjoy the parallels.
From the moment you open a bag of SHINO, chestnut and fruity notes will greet you, and you will appreciate the subtle charcoal fragrance reminding you of its unique production process. In your cup, its pure gold will delight your eyes. Its sweetness highlighted by a very nice astringency reflects the skills of Akizuki san and his partners.
InformationNet Weight: 50gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from SagaQuality and type: Competition Kamairicha Organic: No Cultivars: Yabukita Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
|Tea for 2 3g / 0.10 oz
|Water100ml / ~ 3.38 fl oz
|Temperature80C / 176F
After years of painstaking work in his tea fields and tea factory, Ajizuki san had decided to retire. Then a new initiative to save the Kamairicha (pan-fried tea) technique motivated him to come out from retirement and join forces with three other friends, creating the Ureshino Southern Kamairicha Tea Industry Association, to produce top-quality Kamairicha in Ureshino, Saga prefecture.In 2001, they launched the "Ureshino Southern Kamairicha Association". In 2003, thanks to public and industrial support, including machine makers, a new production line was created to produce an improved and more stable tea quality, which was one of the major issues in the past. Their efforts and amazing skills were quickly recognised: in 2006, the Association won the 1st prize at the National Tea Fair. Since then, they have collected 8 other top prizes at national-level competitions.
What Customers say
A soft on the palate tea with a mild sweetness and gorgeous aroma.
Wonderful pan-fried tea
I was first exposed to pan-fried Chinese teas and decided that I loved the toasted flavors. I was very happy to find that Japan has pan-fried teas. This is not well known in the U.S. i wish I had known earlier. This one has wonderful fresh flavor. Exactly as promised by the profile. I very much enjoy reading about the artisans who crafted it. It is one of my favorite green teas.
Such a delightful kamairicha!
This is my favorite tea of all time. What a truly amazing tea quality! Perfect fruity and nutty blend- but very slightly on the nutty taste which I love. This is such a treat to brew each time! Will repurchase again and again! Thank you Akizuki san and his partners for this labor of love!
Loved this tea!
This tea has a euphoric aroma and wonderful flavor. excellent tea, never had anything like it.